Mercury Systems - 10 years business development | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Mercury Systems
There are newer employer reviews for Mercury Systems

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"10 years business development"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Chelmsford, MA
Current Employee - Director in Chelmsford, MA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Mercury had a technology leadership in the embedded computer space. Their leading switch fabric architecture made anyone who needed a super computer in a shoe box come to Mercury.

Cons

The leadership mentality between the executive and senior staff was much like throwing meat on the floor and watching the resulting melee. The senior staff acknowledged the onslaught of commoditization, but refused to change course to adapt.

Advice to Management

There is a new management team in place as a result of the above comment. So far profitability is being made via personnel cuts, not innovation.

Other Employee Reviews for Mercury Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "MCS is characterized by good products, great technology, and a collaborative envirionment which I liked."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    +good technical staff, if a little over worked.
    +competitive salaries and benefits
    +strong CEO
    +company may be poised for solid growth
    + strong work ethic of most associates

    Cons

    - some inconsistency in senior management ranks
    - workload levelling is not a core skill
    -

    Advice to Management

    FIgure out how to sell services that can be delivered. Build a strong BD staff with in-depth knowledge of MCS core strength and how to leverage it w/o being body shop to the primes. Take a close look at that period in MCS past when you had great subject matter expertise (like Einstein, Green, Rudin, etc) and see if the ROI was really as dramatic as some folks thought it was.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely bright employees, top notch engineers. However corporate infrastructure and management needs improvement."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    Pros

    Some of the best and brightest engineers developing complex software products and challenging hardware / mechanical designs. In general employees - cross-functionally - are great to work with.

    Cons

    The infrastructure and processes need improvement as every software development delivery needs to be micro managed. Design quality of hardware products are only now improving, but the effort to maintain happy customers who have legacy products is challenging .

    Advice to Management

    Need more compassion to employees (i.e,. every quarter there is an unforeseen reorg / downsizing). As the job market picks up there will be a mad dash out the door from frustrated employees who feel there is no security working at Mercury.

There are newer employer reviews for Mercury Systems
There are newer employer reviews for Mercury Systems

See Most Recent

Work at Mercury Systems? Share Your Experiences

Mercury Systems
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or